Thursday, December 22, 2011

crochet sweater

(Thrifted crochet sweater and Landspeed sunglasses)

Took an impulsive drive to Mogo today and checked out the zoo. Meerkats are so awesome. But you knew that, didn't you?

Got home just in time for magic hour and took this quick shot near my house. I love how round sunnies make a tame outfit so much more effective.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


(thrifted singlet, Mink Pink denim cut-offs, Sportsgirl agate necklace)

For the first time in over a year, I have 3 weeks off from work. Sleeping in a hammock and watching back to back episodes of the OC seems like a suitable way to spend my time.

Next week I'll be cruising down to Melbourne to take a look at the new Topshop and semi-new Zara, which I'm appropriately psyched for!

I've also been working on the issues with my Picasa images and am trying to get Blogger to revert the changes they've made, otherwise it's gonna be one hell of a manual task to fix all of the images on my blog :(

Monday, December 12, 2011

the compulsory

(Topshop ankle strap platforms)

It's my belief that NYE requires some variety of sparkle or shine, in some guise or another. I've been living by this rule for the last 4 years at least.

Have you guys decided what you're wearing for New Year's yet?

And changing the subject completely, is anyone else having problems with their images on Blogger? All of mine look all pixelated and dodgy, which I'm at a loss to explain.

Any ideas?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

navy navy

(Trenery silk tank, thrifted skirt and Steve Madden Dynamite heels)

Watching Annie Hall tonight, very cute.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

clean cut

(Trenery silk tank and Landspeed sunglasses)

Inspired by this, this and this (and repelled by this) I knew that it was time for a change, in the form of a messy long bob. My hair was so damaged from bleach and heat styling that it really needed some help, and it's fun to feel all city chic sometimes. The whole thing feels a lot cleaner, and I'm loving it.

Let's face it: I loathe extensions (but I still love you Miley). The whole long insanely long hair thing can definitely be pretty magical, but only if your hair's real and in decent nick.

What do you guys think of extensions? What's your preferred hair length?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

we are golden

(thrifted top and sunnies, Mink Pink denim cut-offs, vintage bucket backpack)

Don't you just love how denim cut-offs go with everything? Also loving this cute bucket backpack, kind of annoying when you want to get stuff out but worth it for the 90s appeal.

Friday, November 25, 2011

anime haircut

I've actually become kind of obsessed with wigs. Like I wish you could just wear them and people wouldn't stare at you all the time. I bought a blue one too, just in case.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

my favourite work outfit

(Forever 21 top, thrifted shorts and quilted bag, Landspeed sunglasses)

I'm fortunate enough to work in an office that has a pretty relaxed dress code. I wore this today and it was just to comfy and yummy I want to wear it everyday. These boots are uhmazing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

aqua heels

(Supre sheer khaki tank, H&M black jeggings, Wittner Sunshine heels in aqua and thrifted clutch)

Need to take a better exposed pic of these Wittner heels, they're my new faves. I'm also really loving cuffing up my jeans, I never realised how flattering it was on the ankles. And, as an Aquarian, you know I have exceptional ankles...

Sunday, November 13, 2011


(thrifted shirt and clutch, Mossimo shorts, Landspeed sunglasses)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

it's better than I ever even knew

(Sportsgirl mesh tank, thrifted skirt and satchel, Valleygirl sunglasses)

The idea with the mesh tank is that I'm a glistening mermaid washed up on the beach, not that I'm a basketball player from the 90s, like my boss seemed to think. I thought it was obvious, gosh.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chelsea boots

(thrifted slip, Mink Pink denim cut-offs, Kenji Chelsea boots, thrifted satchel)

Was all set to go and buy these boots for 150 bucks, only to find they were reduced to $27.50! What the hell kind of a discount is that!? So stoked.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I don't wanna party party

I left my crochet dress in my bag with a wet bikini and now it's half pink! I've dumped it in a bucket of bleach now but I'm scared that it's unsalvageable! The light in Bali was mostly not great for photos so this is the last of my outfit posts from the five days. Back to work this week, they tried to replace me with a pool table but it's been moved downstairs now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

sink or swim

(Cotton On bikini separates, Roy & Bon (lol) mirrored Wayfarers from Bali)

This is one of the several bikinis I wore while in Bali last week. I love the Indian inspired fluoro zig-zags on the bottoms. I really like pairing bikini separates, it doesn't bother me at all if they don't match, in fact I think it's really cute. Are you a matching bikini kinda gal?


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Heat Storm is on facebook!

Hi guys, just wanted to invite you to join me on Facebook. Today's fashion question is: How old is your oldest piece of clothing? Please head over there and let me know!

I'm heading to Sydney today and on to Bali tomorrow, so I might not have a chance to post until Oct 29. Hope you all have an awesome week!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

walking forward

Work and play for the last couple of months. Just found out I'm going to get a killer tax return this year, already fantasising about some new chelsea boots and a few more pairs of heels. It's time to re-think the past and head towards the future!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

aqua cut-offs

(thrifted cable knit sweater, Jay Jay X DIY aqua denim cut-offs)

These used to be pants but I hacked the legs off and then left them crumpled in a bleach bath for a few days last year. A process I could have described less psychotically.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vintage T shirt

(vintage tee, Mink Pink distressed denim shorts, Valleygirl sunglasses)

I'm not usually a huge fan of printed tees but this one is perfect for me. I'm always drawn to bright blues, and the tropical theme really caps it off for me. Also the sleeves are slightly longer than usual, and more slim fitting, which is important to me as it balances my broad shoulders somewhat. Vintage tees are also so super-soft that I find myself thinking I could wear variations on this outfit all Summer long. It was comfy enough to go adventuring out at the Cotter river last weekend. If you don't know what adventuring is, it's like hiking but you sort of stay off the trail and you have to climb over at least one tree trunk which has fallen over a body of water. That part is key. My legs are now totally devestated with scratches and also I manged to get stung by some evil plant (like poison ivy I guess?). Totally worth it.

Anyways, I would like to hear about the coolest t shirt you have in your possession, please share!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mink Pink distressed denim cut-offs

A close up of a new addition in case anyone else is as obsessed with denim shorts as I am. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

welcome to the sixties

It's hard not to think of the sixties when you see such a vast expanse of daisies, and I so wanted to roll around in this one and also to do a dreamy photo shoot, naturally. But since I was at Floriade (an annual flower show that is the pride and joy of Canberra in a completely non-lame way - seriously I think it must be our biggest tourist draw card) that was kind of out of the question.